20.After the Burial-Wolves Within
is exactly the bounceback record that After the Burial needed after In Dreams
. The punishing grooves, incendiary solos, powerful vocals (major props to Anthony Notarmaso for his performance on this record, he continues to improve on each release he's been featured on) and gorgeous melodies that made them one of the best young bands out there are back in full force. Wolves Within
just seems a lot more natural and fluid than In Dreams
was. They are in their element when they're creating groove-heavy deathcore with flourishes of progressive riffing and speedy solowork, not screwing around with clean vocals and keeping the restraints on their twin-guitar attack. Wolves Within
has me excited to see where the band goes from here and gives them their rightful spot back at the top of the Sumerian Records/deathcore heap.